Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases. Dermatologists take care of diseases and cancers of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
What is Dermatology?

Dermatology involves the study, research, diagnosis, and management of any health conditions that may affect the skin, fat hair, nails, and membranes. A dermatologist is the health professional who specializes in this area of healthcare.

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Epidural lidocaine injections show promise for treating psoriasis

Epidural lidocaine injections show promise for treating psoriasis

Aberrant levels of three microRNAs may impair healing in venous ulcers, study shows

Aberrant levels of three microRNAs may impair healing in venous ulcers, study shows

Skin cancer is a risk no matter the skin tone. But it may be overlooked in people with dark skin.

Skin cancer is a risk no matter the skin tone. But it may be overlooked in people with dark skin.

Qualitative study aims to explore patients' perceptions of a teledermatology service

Qualitative study aims to explore patients' perceptions of a teledermatology service

Discovery about how a certain protein is activated in tumor cells could lead to better treatments

Discovery about how a certain protein is activated in tumor cells could lead to better treatments

FTC official: Antitrust push in health care must focus on a merger’s ‘human impact’

FTC official: Antitrust push in health care must focus on a merger’s ‘human impact’

Best available chemotherapy for HIV-related Kaposi sarcoma would save lives and be cost-effective in Africa

Best available chemotherapy for HIV-related Kaposi sarcoma would save lives and be cost-effective in Africa

Study finds the increasing popularity of plus size models in both marketing and on social media

Study finds the increasing popularity of plus size models in both marketing and on social media

Does COVID-19 cause hair loss?

Does COVID-19 cause hair loss?

Study sheds light on cell type-specific biomarkers of melanoma

Study sheds light on cell type-specific biomarkers of melanoma

Scientists discover a key starting point for inhibiting inflammation in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Scientists discover a key starting point for inhibiting inflammation in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Risk of eczema in babies could be lowered by taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy

Risk of eczema in babies could be lowered by taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy

Hopkins experts provide top tips to keep the summer fun and safe

Hopkins experts provide top tips to keep the summer fun and safe

New patient safety rules set by TJC are not supported by published evidence, study finds

New patient safety rules set by TJC are not supported by published evidence, study finds

New funding to help advance scientific understanding of skin disorders in children and young people

New funding to help advance scientific understanding of skin disorders in children and young people

Medical societies publish guidelines on how to treat pre-invasive lesions of the vulva

Medical societies publish guidelines on how to treat pre-invasive lesions of the vulva

Combination drug strategy activates natural killer cell-mediated immunity to attack tumors

Combination drug strategy activates natural killer cell-mediated immunity to attack tumors

Researchers create first bona fide mouse model of Merkel cell carcinoma

Researchers create first bona fide mouse model of Merkel cell carcinoma

People with inflammatory immune conditions had increased risk of COVID-19-related death before vaccination

People with inflammatory immune conditions had increased risk of COVID-19-related death before vaccination

Discovery may lead to new treatments to reduce inflammation in vitiligo disease

Discovery may lead to new treatments to reduce inflammation in vitiligo disease